• HEX - File 0133 - Trasmoz Hot Binturongs - pt.1

    In this two-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Halli take a look at three cases of intrigue

    • Nashville Hot Chicken: Seems like every restaurant these days has hot chicken on the menu, but where did that idea originate?
    • Binturongs: I have not seen a binturong in person, as far as I can recall. I certainly hope I would have remembered something that looks like a cross between a cat, a small bear, and a racoon, with a prehensile tail that's roughly the weight of a kindergartener.
    • Trasmoz, Spain: In the 13th century, the entire village of Trasmoz, Spain, was excommunicated for witchcraft and in 1511, Pope Julius II ordered the village to be cursed and it is said to still be cursed today. That's the story anyways

    Pt.1

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0133-0134-trasmoz-hot-binturongs/

    S4E133 - 50m - Jul 12, 2024
  • HEX - File 0132 - Kate and the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen

    This week we have a very special guest, Kate! A survivor of CMRI, the Congregation of Mary Immaculate queen, a high control Catholic group that has existed right under our noses for the last 50 years

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0132-kate-and-the-congregation-of-mary-immaculate-queen/

    S4E132 - 1h 13m - Jun 21, 2024
  • HEX - File 0131 - Eat the Rich - Pt 2

    In this two-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Courtney take a look at two cases of intrigue

    • Brave Little Hunter and Friends: Courtney tells us about the orca calf that became orphaned on Vancouver Island and how a community came together to take care of it. Then she talks about the exciting new classification of another species of orca
    • The Yeongno (영노): The yeongno is a character from Korean masked dances, a creature supposedly fallen from heaven that will only return once it has eaten 100 yangban, the noble elite of the Joseon era 

    Pt.2

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0129-0130-eat-the-rich/

    S4E131 - 1h 12m - Jun 7, 2024
  • HEX - File 0130 - Eat the Rich - Pt 1

    In this two-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Courtney take a look at two cases of intrigue

    • Brave Little Hunter and Friends: Courtney tells us about the orca calf that became orphaned on Vancouver Island and how a community came together to take care of it. Then she talks about the exciting new classification of another species of orca
    • The Yeongno (영노): The yeongno is a character from Korean masked dances, a creature supposedly fallen from heaven that will only return once it has eaten 100 yangban, the noble elite of the Joseon era 

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0129-0130-eat-the-rich/


    Pt.1


    S4E130 - 53m - May 31, 2024
  • HEX - File 0129 - Nazis Won't Change Their spots, but Cheetahs will - Pt 2

    In this two-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Halli take a look at two cases of intrigue

    • The German American Bund: Nathan tells us about a weird time in American history between 1936 and 1941 where some thought the most American thing you could do was join a Nazi organization
    • Cheetahs: People know a lot of things about cheetahs, they're really fast, they live in Africa, they're cool looking. What most people don't know is they are the most inbred creature on this planet


    Pt. 2

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0128-0129-nazis-wont-change-their-spots-but-cheetahs-will/


    S3E129 - 1h 11m - May 3, 2024
  • HEX - File 0128 - Nazis Won't Change Their spots, but Cheetahs will - Pt 1

    In this two-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Halli take a look at two cases of intrigue

    • The German American Bund: Nathan tells us about a weird time in American history between 1936 and 1941 where some thought the most American thing you could do was join a Nazi organization
    • Cheetahs: People know a lot of things about cheetahs, they're really fast, they live in Africa, they're cool looking. What most people don't know is they are the most inbred creature on this planet

    Pt. 1

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0128-0129-nazis-wont-change-their-spots-but-cheetahs-will/

    S4E128 - 39m - Apr 19, 2024
  • HEX - File 0127 - Going Wilde in 18th Century London - Pt 2

    In this two-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan, Halli and Courtney take a look in a Wilde case

    • Jonathan Wilde: Thief-Taker General: Often called the first fence, Jonathan Wilde lived a bizarre and devious life, one where he took advantage of both the public and law enforcement. A criminal Robin Hood who didn't share the wealth he conned people out and even had an office in the Old Bailey for a time, Wilde was a fascinating figure and a trash human

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0126-0127-going-wilde-in-18th-century-london/

    S4E127 - 29m - Apr 5, 2024
  • HEX - File 0126 - Going Wilde in 18th Century London - Pt 1

    In this two-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan, Halli and Courtney take a look in a Wilde case

    • Jonathan Wilde: Thief-Taker General: Often called the first fence, Jonathan Wilde lived a bizarre and devious life, one where he took advantage of both the public and law enforcement. A criminal Robin Hood who didn't share the wealth he conned people out of and even had an office in the Old Bailey for a time, Wilde was a fascinating figure and a trash human

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0126-0127-going-wilde-in-18th-century-london/

    S3E126 - 36m - Mar 29, 2024
  • HEX - File 0125 - When Houses BITE Back - Pt 2

    In this two-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Courtney take a look at two cases of intrigue:

    • New House Rituals: Courtney tells us about new house rituals, practices based in folklore, superstition or tradition designed to bring luck, prosperity and clear out bad energy in a new living space
    • Jehovah's Witnesses and the BITE Model: The BITE model of Authoritarian Control and a system developed by Steven Hassan designed to identify when a group or organization is exhibiting dangerous cult-like behavior. We will go through the checklist and discuss which items the Jehovah's Witnesses practice and what exactly makes them so dangerous


    Pt.2

    • Jehovah's Witnesses and the BITE Model

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0124-0125-when-houses-bite-back/

    S4E125 - 1h 44m - Mar 22, 2024
  • HEX - File 0124 - When Houses BITE Back - Pt 1

    In this two-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Courtney take a look at two cases of intrigue:

    • New House Rituals: Courtney tells us about new house rituals, practices based in folklore, superstition or tradition designed to bring luck, prosperity and clear out bad energy in a new living space
    • Jehovah's Witnesses and the BITE Model: The BITE model of Authoritarian Control and a system developed by Steven Hassan designed to identify when a group or organization is exhibiting dangerous cult-like behavior. We will go through the checklist and discuss which items the Jehovah's Witnesses practice and what exactly makes them so dangerous

    Pt.1

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0124-0125-when-houses-bite-back/

    S4E124 - 47m - Mar 15, 2024
  • HEX - File 0123 - Laura R Samotin, the Debut Author

    We have a very special guest, Laura R Samotin author of The Sins on Their Bones, a queer, historical fantasy book rooted deep in Jewish folklore and mysticism. Halli got the opportunity to get an early read of this book and was blown away so she had to bring Laura on so that we could talk about her inspirations and the stories behind this deeply personal novel.

    This episode is split in two parts, the first portion will be spoiler free, but the latter will be full of spoilers so don't listen to that if you'd rather wait to find out for yourself, which we highly encourage. Don't worry we'll make it very clear when we're about to get into the spoiler section


    Where to find Laura and her book!

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0123-laura-r-samotin-the-debut-author/

    S4E123 - 1h 28m - Feb 9, 2024
  • HEX - File 0122 - More Than a Hiccup in Justice - pt.2

    In this two-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan, Halli and Courtney take a look at two cases of intrigue:

    • The Chamberlain-Kahn Act: On Jul 9 1918, US Congress brings in the Chamberlain-Kahn act. The law implemented a public health program that came to be known as the American Plan, whose stated goal was to combat the spread of venereal disease. Who was responsible for this spread? Women of course!
    • Hiccups: Some people are blessed to never have had hiccups in their life, but most of us know the torment. But what happens if you get hiccups and don't stop? How can you actually stop them?

    Pt.2

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-121-122-more-than-a-hiccup-of-justice/

    S4E122 - 24m - Jan 26, 2024
  • HEX - File 0121 - More Than a Hiccup in Justice - pt.1

    In this two-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan, Halli and Courtney take a look at two cases of intrigue:

    • The Chamberlain-Kahn Act: On Jul 9 1918, US Congress brings in the Chamberlain-Kahn act. The law implemented a public health program that came to be known as the American Plan, whose stated goal was to combat the spread of venereal disease. Who was responsible for this spread? Women of course!
    • Hiccups: Some people are blessed to never have had hiccups in their life, but most of us know the torment. But what happens if you get hiccups and don't stop? How can you actually stop them?

    Pt.1

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-121-122-more-than-a-hiccup-of-justice/

    S4E119 - 1h 22m - Jan 12, 2024
  • HEX - File 0120 - A Belly-Splitting Good Time - pt.2

    In this two-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Courtney take a look at three cases of intrigue: 

    • Perchta: In Austria and Bavaria, Dec 5th + 6th are special days, these are the days that Krampus visits children. The rest of the month is primarily dedicated to Santa, but on the week leading up to January 5th, that's when the Perchten rule in the name of Perchta
    • Cold Plunges: A unique new way to better your health? Or a dangerous practice supported by unlicensed "health experts"
    • Rollerskates and Parol: In Venezuela they have a unique way of getting to mass during the holidays: on roller-skates. Meanwhile in the Philippines, paper lanterns shaped as stars are used throughout the holidays

    Pt.2

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0119-120-a-belly-splitting-good-time/

    S4E120 - 53m - Jan 5, 2024
  • HEX - File 0119 - A Belly-Splitting Good Time - pt.1

    In this two-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Courtney take a look at three cases of intrigue: 

    • Perchta: In Austria and Bavaria, Dec 5th + 6th are special days, these are the days that Krampus visits children. The rest of the month is primarily dedicated to Santa, but on the week leading up to January 5th, that's when the Perchten rule in the name of Perchta
    • Cold Plunges: A unique new way to better your health? Or a dangerous practice supported by unlicensed "health experts"?
    • Christmas Roller-skating: In Venezuela they have a unique way of getting to mass during the holidays: on roller-skates


    Pt.1

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0119-120-a-belly-splitting-good-time/

    S4E119 - 1h 5m - Dec 22, 2023
  • HEX - File 0118 - A Recipe for Madness and Mayhem - pt.3

    In this three-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Halli take a look at three cases of intrigue:

    • The History of Recipes: Humans have been playing with our food since the beginning of time and we have been writing those experiments down since at least 1700 BC. Cookbooks tell us a lot about a people and the culture of the times. Also they help us make delicious things
    • Nellie Bly: The scrappy young reporter who faked mental illness so that she could sneak her way into a mental hospital to find out the truth about the conditions and the people committed there.
    • Brother XII: A mystic who in the later 1920s founded a cult in Nanaimo BC, known as the Aquarian Foundation

    Pt. 3

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0116-0118-a-recipe-for-madness-and-mayhem/

    S3E118 - 42m - Dec 15, 2023
  • HEX - File 0117 - A Recipe for Madness and Mayhem - pt.2

    In this three-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Halli take a look at three cases of intrigue:

    • The History of Recipes: Humans have been playing with our food since the beginning of time and we have been writing those experiments down since at least 1700 BC. Cookbooks tell us a lot about a people and the culture of the times. Also they help us make delicious things
    • Nellie Bly: The scrappy young reporter who faked mental illness so that she could sneak her way into a mental hospital to find out the truth about the conditions and the people committed there.
    • Brother XII: A mystic who in the later 1920s founded a cult in Nanaimo BC, known as the Aquarian Foundation

    Pt. 2

    https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0116-0118-a-recipe-for-madness-and-mayhem/

    S3E1117 - 51m - Dec 8, 2023
  • HEX - File 0116 - A Recipe for Madness and Mayhem - pt.1

    In this three-part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Halli take a look at three cases of intrigue:

    • The History of Recipes: Humans have been playing with our food since the beginning of time and we have been writing those experiments down since at least 1700 BC. Cookbooks tell us a lot about a people and the culture of the times. Also they help us make delicious things
    • Nellie Bly: The scrappy young reporter who faked mental illness so that she could sneak her way into a mental hospital to find out the truth about the conditions and the people committed there.
    • Brother XII: A mystic who in the later 1920s founded a cult in Nanaimo BC, known as the Aquarian Foundation

    Pt. 1


    S4E116 - 52m - Dec 2, 2023
  • HEX - File 0115 - Three Exceptional Years

    We celebrate another year around the sun for our dear podcast by reviewing this last year's topics and talking about any updates we have since found out since

    S3E115 - 1h 33m - Nov 17, 2023
  • HEX - File 0114 - Spooktacular Special

    This week we delve into the world of scary stories, their history and why we love them and Nathan tells us about some of the Jehovah's Witnesses propaganda against everyone's favorite holiday: Halloween!  https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0114-spooktacular-special/

    S2E113 - 1h 54m - Oct 27, 2023
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